A three-man United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team, has commenced a routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.
The team’s visit, is to observe the implementation of Aviation Security (AVSEC) measures and to also conduct inspection on recommended TSA security procedures for its air carriers (Delta Airlines).
According to a statement by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, the TSA’s Annual Airport Assessment visit has since begun on the 28th January -1st February, 2019.
He further noted, that members of the TSA team are; Laura Loya (team lead), Edward Cloniger and Mitch Mankowski.
It will be recalled that the team came on similar assessment visit last year.
“As a matter of policy, the Transportation Security Administration of United States of America on an annual basis visits countries where American airlines operate”, he said.
While welcoming the team at the Aviation House, Director General of the Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman promised NCAA’s cooperation and support towards accomplishing their assignment.
He expressed the Authority’s readiness to close in real time any open items that may be noticed, adding that safety and security is the most crucial element of civil aviation and NCAA will continue to collaborate with stakeholders in ensuring safe and secure flight operations.